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Topped off all fluid levels then went for gas.

Blew out the cob webs and drove her home to pull out the Limited on a rope being by myself.

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Can't wait to someday be driving the Limited too...

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Adjusted brakes, valves & lubed before moving the 13 Buick Touring car out to the street in front of the house.  Left it running to close the shop door and it ran out of gas.  Had to clear the plugged fuel line (all the crud collected in the line when it ran out of gas) before driving three miles to get it filled with real gas (no ethanol).  Still need to make final adjustments to the brakes so she is ready for the Yosemite tour next month.

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Looks like a nice day there John but surprised to see you have so much snow still on the ground.

Ours is all but gone (for now) and Sunday is supposed to be up near 50 so...

My turn to fire up the Special.

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It's been freaking cold here Dei.  30's during the day.  Teens at night.  And there were two nor easter's here since the beginning of March.  It hasn't warmed up enough to melt it much. But got the '56 out again today.  Went to Church and then ran it about 35 miles total.  Each mile better than the one before it.   

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Brought the Special home for a bit of needed winter storage cleaning. It was 58 degrees today!

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A friend stopped by with his Riv and as I was finished we decided to go across the City to another mutual friends who happened to be out washing his cars after just getting home from work at Chryslers.

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It looked like the Special was asking if the Caddy could come out to play? :lol:

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 Fairly cold for mid March here in Toronto as well, John. I had the '41 out for a short cruise today. She was pretty grumpy for a while at first, then settled down and drove nicely. Less than 10 miles, so not much of a run, but bright and sunny, though a bit chilly.

 No pictures though.

 Keith

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I drove 2 Buicks this weekend.  The easier to access 1960 Electra. (performed a transmission service last weekend. Put her through her paces).   Then drove the 54 Special for 15 miles.  Let her stretch her legs.  She is driven much less as the 60 is simply easier to pull out of the garage without musical cars I perform with the daily drivers in the driveway.   

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We're having some very nice spring weather in Portland--in the 60s during the day.  I washed the winter spatters off of the 39 Roadmaster the Sunday before last.  I've been driving it quite a bit this winter because of mild weather, including this past Sunday. Spring has officially arrived!

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It was a rather warm (91F) and humid autumn/fall day here. Did an 80 mile round trip to the Nostalgia Festival in a town called Kurri Kurri (there are lots of towns in Australia with a similar double name) in the Hunter Valley wine region. There were at least 300 cars. stall and other activities . Thought I would share a few photos with those that remain house bound by snow. Also threw in some random Aussie cars for interest.

 

Next post should be from the Australia Buick pre-war run in April

 

Till then 

 

Paul

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15 hours ago, Paul White said:

It was a rather warm (91F) and humid autumn/fall day here. Did an 80 mile round trip to the Nostalgia Festival in a town called Kurri Kurri (there are lots of towns in Australia with a similar double name) in the Hunter Valley wine region. There were at least 300 cars. stall and other activities . Thought I would share a few photos with those that remain house bound by snow. Also threw in some random Aussie cars for interest.

 

Next post should be from the Australia Buick pre-war run in April

 

Till then 

 

Paul

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You're killin me here Paul!...lol

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6 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Alrighty!  You all  coerced me to do it ( as if it took a lot of arm bending...:lol: ).  35 miles around adjacent towns this AM. :)

 

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what a beautiful profile!! Looks nice and cool too, anyone want to swap with me here in Australia

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  It was a nice sunny day today here in Toronto, though only a few degrees above freezing, but I gave the '41 a quick wash with pails of warm water, to get the winter's worth of dust off of it.

 I didn't want to turn on the outside water just yet, as below freezing weather is forecast in the near future, then took the car for a nice drive. I didn't check the mileage before I left, but it would be around 30 to 35 miles or so of mixed roads, city, highway, and country. I had it up to highway traffic stream speeds for a while, and it pulled strong throughout. The only small issue seemed to be a bit of a flat spot just off of idle, but not too serious. Otherwise it felt like I could just keep going for hours, but had to come home to assist with cooking dinner.

 Near home, I stopped at a park for a quick photo.

 Happy Easter to all.

 Keith

 

 

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Today was a beautiful day here. This morning,  took my 1937 Model 61 out and washed it. I drove it to lunch and after lunch, I decided to see if I could find a good location for some photos, so I drove around Greenfield Lake Park since a lot of the azaleas in the park are near full bloom.  I put about 20 miles on the car today. 

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5 minutes ago, MCHinson said:

Today was a beautiful day here. This morning,  took my 1937 Model 61 out and washed it. I drove it to lunch and after lunch, I decided to see if I could find a good location for some photos, so I drove around Greenfield Lake Park since a lot of the azaleas in the park are near full bloom.  I put about 20 miles on the car today. 

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Azalea parade ready?

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Brought the Special out yesterday and drove around town getting many thumbs up from those out on Good Friday.

Kept her at home over night and before noon today headed back to the gas station topping her up.

Visited a friend for a couple of hours and about a block away she stalled...

Found the fuel filter was gunked up so with pliers and screw driver in hand changed it out for a new one from the trunk and was back in business again.

 

Once back in the garage massaged my ego by wiping her down before closing things up.

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Matthew,

In a few decades here in Wilmington I have driven an antique car in a total of one azalea festival parade. That was about 18 or 19 years ago. I like my azaleas. I like the ones in the park. I just hate the festival and parades. I needed to get the dirt and pollen off of the car before next Saturday's AACA Meet in Charlotte. (Of course I got some more pollen on the car this afternoon, and plan to drive it tomorrow afternoon to my mother-in-law's house as well, so it might get washed again in the upcoming week.)

 

The azalea festival parade is two weeks from today. I expect a lot of the azaleas will be gone before the parade which does not upset me at all. I have actually offered to loan my car to another local AACA member who does not own an antique car for the parade if he wants to drive it, so the car might make the parade but I won't be driving it.

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We had a bit of a soggy spot, but the '60 came out yesterday after straddling the scissors lift since the beginning of December.

 

And again this morning when I took it up to town for coffee with the old farts. Today is my Wife's first official day of retirement.

 

We have been riding around in that 12 cylinder BMW for about three weeks now and, as we rode up through town yesterday, I said "This seems a little lumpy compared to the BMW. She said "Oh, yeah, I noticed." A true 1960's four door hardtop doesn't quite have that "bank vault" feel. The Electra felt better this morning and we drove around the big block to loosen its joints up.

 

That is a good picture to show and mention the landscaping plan for this year. I bought two 9' doors to go in the right hand side of the garage at the rear. Right now they go in two deep. The doors will give me a direct opening at four spots. That low spot will get filled and a 90 degree driveway will go off to the back doors. And the tree comes down. I'm getting too old for too much monkeying around moving cars.

Bernie

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1 hour ago, 60FlatTop said:

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We had a bit of a soggy spot, but the '60 came out yesterday after straddling the scissors lift since the beginning of December.

 

And again this morning when I took it up to town for coffee with the old farts. Today is my Wife's first official day of retirement.

 

We have been riding around in that 12 cylinder BMW for about three weeks now and, as we rode up through town yesterday, I said "This seems a little lumpy compared to the BMW. She said "Oh, yeah, I noticed." A true 1960's four door hardtop doesn't quite have that "bank vault" feel. The Electra felt better this morning and we drove around the big block to loosen its joints up.

 

That is a good picture to show and mention the landscaping plan for this year. I bought two 9' doors to go in the right hand side of the garage at the rear. Right now they go in two deep. The doors will give me a direct opening at four spots. That low spot will get filled and a 90 degree driveway will go off to the back doors. And the tree comes down. I'm getting too old for too much monkeying around moving cars.

Bernie

 

Congratulations to your wife and her retirement.  

 

My two Buick love the warmer weather.  The colder weather definitely stiffens up the joints.  Me and the Buicks!  

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15 hours ago, old-tank said:

Killing bugs and killing the planet.

 

California just passed a bill to outlaw turbochargers. The governing body concluded that the development of turbochargers tended to make driving fun. "Fun" driving can increase personal driving and accelerate global collapse.

After one year, owners who have not retrofitted to meet the new law will be fined $60,000. Income from fines and penalties will be applied to the increased military budget.

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SAAAAAAL ute!

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17 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

California just passed a bill to outlaw turbochargers. The governing body concluded that the development of turbochargers tended to make driving fun. "Fun" driving can increase personal driving and accelerate global collapse.

After one year, owners who have not retrofitted to meet the new law will be fined $60,000. Income from fines and penalties will be applied to the increased military budget.

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SAAAAAAL ute!

Is that the Missouri? I remember seeing it coming into Sydney Harbour some years ago

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